([October] 2004)

Marvel, 2004 Series
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Volume
1
Price
49.99 USD; 80.00 CAD
Pages
280
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN
0-7851-1609-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785116097 54999
Editing
Jeff Youngquist (Collection Editor); Mark D. Beazley (Assistant Managing Editor); Jennifer Gr├╝nwald (Assistant Editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
7.25" x 10.5"
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Hardcover with dustjacket
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Reprints Marvel Comics (Marvel, 1939 Series) #1 and Marvel Mystery Comics (Marvel, 1939 Series) #2-4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Paul
Inks
Frank Paul
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch
Reprints

[frontispiece] (Table of Contents: 1)

Angel / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Angel
Reprints
  • from ?

Marvel Masterworks Credits/Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (signed)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

[This Month...] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank R. Paul
Inks
Frank R. Paul
Colors
?
Letters
?; most typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch
Reprints

[Origin of the Human Torch] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Human Torch / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Carl Burgos

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch (introduction and origin, an android); Prof. Phineas T. Horton (introduction); Mr. Harris (businessman); Tony Sardo (villain, introduction, death), Red (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
After the Scientist's Guild convinces inventor Horton to dispose of his new creation, a "human torch", a clever criminal figures out a way to use this creation for his own evil purposes.
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Indexer Notes

First Human Torch history. The Human Torch wears a blue uniform in this story. He doesn't adopt the Jim Hammond identity until issue #4.

[The Six Big Men] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway] (introduction); Lil (introduction); The Six Big Men [Gus Ronson; Mike Malone; John Dillon; Trigger Bolo; Steve Enkel; Dutch Hanson] (villains, introduction for all, all die); the Big Boss [Dr. Lang] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Angel is called in to handle a group known as the "Six Big Men" and their mysterious leader, who have taken over an entire city.
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Indexer Notes

First Angel story, character created by Paul Gustavson.

The Who's Who indicates that Ray Gill wrote the series sometime in 1940, so Gill ? script credit removed and replaced by Gustavson.

All Gustavson credits confirmed and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[Origin of the Sub-Mariner ["Here is the Sub-Mariner!"]] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor] (introduction and origin); Anderson; Nelson (death); Carley (death); Princess Fen (flashback, introduction); Emperor Tha-Korr (introduction, un-named in story); Dorma (introduction)
Synopsis
Prince Namor, having learned of what the race of white men once did to his undersea kingdom, vows, and is encouraged, to make war on the surface dwellers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First Namor history.

[Origin of the Masked Raider] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Inks
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Masked Raider [Jim Gardley] (introduction and origin); Lightning (Raider's horse); Steve (Sheriff); Lordin (rancher); Mr. Bleck (rancher, death); Mrs. Bleck (death); Cal Brunder (villain, introduction); Slick (villain); Rowdy (villain)
Synopsis
When Cal Brunder, who has been forcing small ranchers in Cactusville to sell out to him at his own price, sends his men to the ranch of Jim Gardley, and he won't sell, he has a phony charge of rustling leveled against him.
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Indexer Notes

First Masked Raider history. Writer revision from Al Anders to ? Anders was an artist only, and the Who's Who lists no writer for this strip. Note added by Craig Delich 2008-11-2.

Jungle Terror (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Pinajian [as Tomm Dixon] (signed)
Inks
Art Pinajian [as Tomm Dixon] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ken Masters; Professor John Roberts; Tim Roberts; Crafton (villain, death); Mike (villain, death); Slug (villain, death)
Synopsis
Ken and Tim are worried about Professor Roberts, who went into the Amazon jungle three months earlier, trying to locate a certain Indian tribe that had in its possession a diamond with hypnotic powers.
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Indexer Notes

Art identification by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo of the Timely-Atlas list. Note that the 3rd letter in the signature's first name is a dense smudge. The Masterwork edition and Craig Delich interprets it as an "h" (Tohm), while Dr. Vassallo believes it is an "m" (Tomm).

Burning Rubber (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill [as Raymond Gill] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Gilman [as Gilman] (signed) (illustration
Inks
Sam Gilman [as Gilman] (signed) (illustration
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
car
Characters
Bill Williams; Fred Turner; C. G. Clark; Ruth Clerk; Ann
Synopsis
Bill has invented a new gas feeder for his race car and is testing it out....at the risk of his own life!
Reprints

[Origin of Ka-Zar] (Table of Contents: 11)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar I [David Rand] (introduction, origin); John and Constance Rand (introduction for both, both die, Ka-Zar's parents); Zar (a lion, introduction); Chaka [a gorilla, introduction]; Trajah [an elephant, introduction]; N'Jaga [a leopard, introduction]; Paul De Kraft (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A plane crashes into the jungle in the Belgian Congo, and a young boy named David, watches his mother die, and later his father at the hands of Paul De Kraft. The youngster trained in survival tactics by his father, is later re-named Ka-Zar, brother of the mighty Zar, a lion whose life he once saved.
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Indexer Notes

First Ka-Zar history. Adapted from Bob Byrd's "King of Fang and Claw" (KA-ZAR pulp magazine) #1). Writer credit revised from Ben Thompson to ?. Thompson was an artist only and the Who's Who does not list a writer for the strip. Last note added by Craig Delich 2008-11-2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Angel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles J. Mazoujian
Inks
Charles J. Mazoujian
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With a tremendous leap, the Angel catches the bomber's landing gear...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]
Reprints
Keywords
bomber planes; bombs

[Murder At the Racetrack] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Human Torch / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Carl Burgos

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch (origin retold in flashback); Professor Horton; un-named girlfriend of Blackie Ross (introduction); Johnson (introduction, prison con and former racecar driver); Blackie Ross (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Torch must battle a racketeer who wants his racing car to win so badly that he uses an airplane that fires incendiary bullets into the other cars.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Human Torch still wears his blue uniform. He doeswn't adopt the Jim Hammond identity until issue #4.

[The Treasure of Alano] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson ?; Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]; Jane Framan (introduction); Lelong [as Sumner] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Angel saves a woman's life, all over a map with a curse on it, as it reveals the location of a treasure connected to the lost temple of Alano.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who indicates that Ray Gill did write the strip sometime in 1940 and MAY be this story's writer, or it could be Gustavson. Both are listed.

All Gustavson credits confirmed and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[Attack On New York City] (Table of Contents: 15)

The Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everet

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Pinkerton; un-named girl; Foley (Policeman, death)
Synopsis
Namor heads for New York City, and while he is securing a disguise, a young woman accidently sets her dress ablaze with a cigarette. Deciding that she can be of value to him in his avowed war against the Americans, he kidnaps her from the hospital and takes her to his undersea kingdom.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued in the next issue.

[The Town of Wanted Men] (Table of Contents: 16)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Inks
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Masked Raider [Jim Gardley]; un-named Sheriff; "Hook" Tebbs (villain, introduction) and his men [Tex, Miguel] (villains)
Synopsis
The Raider disguises himself as a fugitive in order to infiltrate a gang that has been harrassing and robbing ranches in several towns.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Al Anders to ?. Anders was an artist only. The Who's Who does not list a writer for the strip.

[Origin of the American Ace] (Table of Contents: 17)

American Ace / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul J. Lauretta (signed)
Inks
Paul J. Lauretta (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
American Ace [Perry Wade] (introduction); Minisater of Attainia (death); Queen Ursula (villain, introduction), Josef (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Queen Ursula of Castle D'or, whose empire was shattered when she lost her colonies during WWI, plans revenge.
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Indexer Notes

Story continued next issue. Writer revision from Paul Lauretta to ?. Lauretta was an artist only and the Who's Who lists no writer for the strip.

Death-Bird Squadron (Table of Contents: 18)

The Angel / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David C. Cooke (signed)
Pencils
Charles J. Mazoujian [as C. J. M.] (signed)
Inks
Charles J. Mazoujian [as C. J. M.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]; the Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis
The Angel takes matters into his own hands against the Nazis, who, without warning, attack the Polish town of Grybow.
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Indexer Notes

Art identification by Hames Ware and Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Timely-Atlas list. Corrected from Claire S. Moe (Henry Andrews 2009-03-08).

[The Battle With Bardak] (Table of Contents: 19)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Grea / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar [David Rand]; Zar (a lion); Sha (lion mate of Zar); Trajah (an elephant); Zoro (a lion cub); Chaka (an ape); Kru (a vulture); Bardak (villain, introduction, an ape, death)
Synopsis
After the death of his parents, Ka-Zar goes to live in the cave of his friend, Zar, but soon faces Bardak, who has found a mirror in the abandoned tent of De Kraft, and refuses to relinquish it. Ka-Zar takes it from him and Bardak swears revenge.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Ben Thompson. Thompson was an artist only and the Who's Who lists no writer for this strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Angel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Unaware of death behind him, the Angel went into action
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]
Reprints

[The Menace From Mars] (Table of Contents: 21)

The Human Torch / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Carl Burgos

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch; Mr. Carson (introduction, owner of the Carson Explosive Company, death); Diane Carson (daughter of Mr. Carson); the Martians (villains, introduction); Captain Ott (villain, introduction, a Martian); Mr. Ritton (villain, introduction, agent of the planet Mars on Earth, death)
Synopsis
After an attack on New York by Martians, the Torch decides that a new explosive called Trinitrotoluol is probably better off in the hands of the Martians to take back to Mars rather than allowing it to remain on Earth.
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Indexer Notes

Torch wears a blue costume. He doesn't adopt the Jim Hammond identity until issue #4.

[The Voodoo Sacrifice] (Table of Contents: 22)

The Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]; The Sacred One (villain, introduction, death); a voodoo cult (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
The Angel must battle a voodoo cult that has kidnapped young women to sacrifice to their fire god
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Paul Gustavson to ?. Gustavson was the artist for this story, but not the writer. The Who's Who identifies Ray Gill as writer of the strip in 1940 and MAY be the writer here. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-7.

[Enter: Betty Dean] (Table of Contents: 23)

Prince Namor, Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Inspector Peterson; Betty Dean (introduction); Esther; a Nazi U-boat crew (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis
The police concoct a plan to use police officer Betty Dean to lay a trap to capture the Sub-Mariner, but instead she convinces Namor to fight for the Allies in the war.
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Indexer Notes

Story continued next issue.

[The Land Grabbers] (Table of Contents: 24)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Inks
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Masked Raider [Jim Gardley]; Barney (the sheriff); Jeb Barnes; Dan Barnes; Jed Sirrah (villain, introduction, death?); Brace (villain); Dan (villain)
Synopsis
The Raider has to deal with a group of outlaws, who in trying to run a man off his run-down ranch in order to get to gold buried in the hills and oil deposits as well, decide to frame the owner and have the sheriff run him off.
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Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Al Anders to ?. Anders was an artist only and the Who's Who lists no writer for the strip. Note added by Craig Delich 2008-11-8.

[Origin of the American Ace, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 25)

American Ace / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Lauretta (signed)
Inks
Paul Lauretta (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
American Ace [Perry Wade] (Origin, Part 2); Jeanie; Queen Ursula (villain)
Synopsis
Perry takes the girl he saved last month back to her father and sister, then heads back to his fight against Queen Ursula. However, he is seriously wounded, but returns and is tended to by Jeanie.
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Indexer Notes

Last golden age American Ace story. A similar or reworked feature titled Lieutenant Lank appears at Centaur in Amazing Mystery Funnies #24 http://www.comics.org/issue/1026/#1153116 and The Arrow #2 http://www.comics.org/issue/1083/#16332.
Next appearance in All-Winners Squad: Band of Heroes (Marvel, 2011 series) #4.
Writer revision from Paul Lauretta to ? by Craig Delich 2008-11-8. Lauretta was an artist and the Who's Who lists no writer for the strip.

Siegfried Suicide (Table of Contents: 26)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David C. Cooke (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Sgt. Bill Stern; the Germans (villains)
Synopsis
Sgt. Stern and his company of men attempt to smash a hole through the German fortifications along the Siegfried Line.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story set in World War I.

Third Episode (Table of Contents: 27)

Ka-Zar / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar [David Rand]; Steve Hardy (introduction); Inkosi; Tuta (an elephant); Trajah (an elephant); Quog (a wild hog); N'Jaga (a leopard); Paul DeKraft (villain)
Synopsis
A hunter searching for wild game, who has enlisted the aid of local natives, has a hard time convincing those natives that it was a man [Ka-Zar] who was interferring with their hunt, and not a jungle god as they thought.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued next issue. Writer revision from Ben Thompson to ?. Thompson was an artist and the Who's Who lists no writer for this strip. Notes added by Craivg Delich 2008-11-8.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

The Sub-Mariner / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Schomburg
Inks
Alex Schomburg
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like lightning, the Sub-Mariner attacked
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; The Nazis
Reprints

[New York Hit by Green Flame] (Table of Contents: 29)

The Human Torch / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Carl Burgors ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Inspector Reiss; Clancy (Policeman); Johnson; Maizie (introduction, underecover Policewoman); Dr. Manyac (villain, introduction); the Green Flames (villains, introduction for all, some deaths)
Synopsis
Torch has to deal with the ransom threats by a Dr. Manyac, who plans to use the Green Flames as a tool to exact revenge if his demands are not met.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Torch assumes Jim Hammond identity, and still wears blue uniform. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-11-8.

[Butch the Giant] (Table of Contents: 30)

The Angel / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson ?; Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Angel [Tom Halloway]; Butch (villain, introduction, death, a giant); Rickie (villain, death); Brink (villain, introduction); Weasel (villain, death)
Synopsis
The Angel ventures into The Devil's Playground, which harbors killers, murderers, and every other imaginable menace to civilization in order to battle a giant who carries out the gruesome activities.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who indicates that Ray Gill wrote this feature sometime in 1940, and this story MAY be by him, or by Gustavson. Thus both are listed.

All Gustavson credits confirmed and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[The Sub-Mariner Goes To War] (Table of Contents: 31)

Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Betty Dean; Tha-Korr; Council of Three (introduction, Atlantean rulers); The Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Betty, concerned on what effect the Nazi submarine warfare has had on ocean-going travel and commerce, enlists the aid of the Sub-Mariner and his aerial subs to deal with the problem.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued next issue.

[The Claim Jumpers] (Table of Contents: 32)

The Masked Raider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Inks
Al Anders [as Anders] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Masked Raider [Jim Gardley]; Zeb; Luke; Manuel; Ben; Buck and his gang (villains, some die)
Synopsis
A couple of prospectors discover a large gold deposit on their property, but are threatened by local crooks to give them the location of that claim.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Al Anders to ?. The Who's Who lists no writers for this strip and Anders was an artist only. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-8.

Warning Enough (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
David G. Cooke (signed)
Pencils
Harry Ramsey [as H. Ramsey] (signed)
Inks
Harry Ramsey [as H. Ramsey] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve; Naylor; Jim Stinson; "Slip" Rodney (villain)
Synopsis
Steve picks up a hitchhiker along side a road, not knowing that he is a wanted killer.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The statement of ownership is printed in the last column of the story. Artist's first name and note added by Craig Delich 2008-11-8.

Statement of ownership, management, circulation, etc. (Table of Contents: 34)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Abraham Goodman; Maurice Coyne (notary)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Timely Publications (owner); Abraham Goodman (owner, publisher); Martin Goodman (editor, managing editor, business manager)

Synopsis
Statement of ownership of "Marvel Mystery Comics, published monthly, at Buffalo, New York, for October 1, 1939."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All addresses for Martin and Abraham Goodman as well as for Timely Publications given as 330 W. 42nd St., N. Y. C.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Electro, The Marvel of The Age / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Dahlman [as Dahl] (signed)
Inks
Steve Dahlman [as Dahl] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Prof. Philo Zog, Mechanical Wizard...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Electro (introduction, origin, a robot); Prof. Philo Zog (Electro's creator); the twelve Secret Operatives (introduction); Dick Gardner (secret operative #3); Little Joyce Lovely; Hymie "The Weasel" Pazetto (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Professor Zog creates a marvelous robot, all powerful and intelligent, as a means of helping humainity by banishing all crime and evil. Electro's first case is to rescue a kidnapped child actress.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First Electro story. Writer revision from Steve Dahlman to ?. The Who's Who lists no writer for this strip. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-8.

[Quest For a Crime Boss] (Table of Contents: 36)

Ferret, Mystery Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stockbridge Winslow (signed)
Pencils
Irwin Hasen [as I. Hasen] (signed)
Inks
Irwin Hasen [as I. Hasen] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Ferret (introduction); Lynn Froehm; Doc Wagner (villain, introduction); Knuckles Johnson (villain, death)
Synopsis
Our hero faces a challenge from the underworld, who doesn't take a liking to his "crime doesn't pay" articles and is out robbing and killing people for jewelry.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First Ferret story.

Fourth Episode [Return of the Oman] (Table of Contents: 37)

Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ben Thompson (signed)
Inks
Ben Thompson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar [David Rand]; Zar (a lion); Chaka (ape leader); N'Jaga (a leopard); Sinessa (a snake); Kru (a vulture); Trajah (an elephant); Paul De Kraft [aka Fat Face] (villain); Ed Kivlin (villain, introduction); Inkosi (villain)
Synopsis
De Kraft returns to the Belgian Congo, where, years earlier, he had killed Ka-Zar's parents, and when Ka-Zar spots him, he swears revenge. Now De Kraft uses deadly tactics to deal with the natives, who want to desert him because they fear retribution from the "Jungle God".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continued in the next issue. Bracketed story title found in the last panel of story in Marvel Mystery #3. Writer revision from Ben Thompson to ?. The Who's Who does not list a writer for this strip. Notes added by Craig Delich 2008-11-8.

[Cover Gallery] (Table of Contents: 38)

Human Torch; Angel; Sub-Mariner / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Paul; Claire Moe; Alex Schomburg
Inks
Frank Paul; Claire Moe; Alex Schomburg
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Letters
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Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch; The Angel; The Sub-Mariner
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Indexer Notes

Back cover. Reprints covers from Marvel Comics #1 and Marvel Mystery Comics #2-4.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Human Torch
  2. 1. [frontispiece]
    Angel
  3. 2. Marvel Masterworks Credits/Contents
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. [This Month...]
    The Human Torch
  6. 5. [Origin of the Human Torch]
    The Human Torch
  7. 6. [The Six Big Men]
    The Angel
  8. 7. [Origin of the Sub-Mariner ["Here is the Sub-Mariner!"]]
    The Sub-Mariner
  9. 8. [Origin of the Masked Raider]
    The Masked Raider
  10. 9. Jungle Terror
  11. 10. Burning Rubber
  12. 11. [Origin of Ka-Zar]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  13. 12. ["With a tremendous leap, the Angel catches the bomber's landing gear..."]
    The Angel
  14. 13. [Murder At the Racetrack]
    The Human Torch
  15. 14. [The Treasure of Alano]
    The Angel
  16. 15. [Attack On New York City]
    The Sub-Mariner
  17. 16. [The Town of Wanted Men]
    The Masked Raider
  18. 17. [Origin of the American Ace]
    American Ace
  19. 18. Death-Bird Squadron
    The Angel
  20. 19. [The Battle With Bardak]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Grea
  21. 20. ["Unaware of death behind him, the Angel went into action"]
    Angel
  22. 21. [The Menace From Mars]
    The Human Torch
  23. 22. [The Voodoo Sacrifice]
    The Angel
  24. 23. [Enter: Betty Dean]
    Prince Namor, Sub-Mariner
  25. 24. [The Land Grabbers]
    The Masked Raider
  26. 25. [Origin of the American Ace, Part 2]
    American Ace
  27. 26. Siegfried Suicide
  28. 27. Third Episode
    Ka-Zar
  29. 28. ["Like lightning, the Sub-Mariner attacked"]
    The Sub-Mariner
  30. 29. [New York Hit by Green Flame]
    The Human Torch
  31. 30. [Butch the Giant]
    The Angel
  32. 31. [The Sub-Mariner Goes To War]
    Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner
  33. 32. [The Claim Jumpers]
    The Masked Raider
  34. 33. Warning Enough
  35. 34. Statement of ownership, management, circulation, etc.
  36. 35. ["Prof. Philo Zog, Mechanical Wizard..."]
    Electro, The Marvel of The Age
  37. 36. [Quest For a Crime Boss]
    Ferret, Mystery Detective
  38. 37. Fourth Episode [Return of the Oman]
    Adventures of Ka-Zar the Great
  39. 38. [Cover Gallery]
    Human Torch; Angel; Sub-Mariner
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